By all outward appearances, Vladimir Putin’s hold on power seems secure.
His party won the 2018 elections with 77 percent of the vote. … read more
05.04.2019When bridge turn out to be walls
With all due respect to my western friends, I cannot accept calls to construct “bridges” with Russia right now, unless and until Russian proxies stop killing my fellow citizens. … read more
The Ukrainian journalist, correspondent of the national agency “Ukrinform” in France, political prisoner illegally detained in Russia on September 30, 2016 and soon after sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime colony. … read more
28.03.2019Three Poems by Serhiy Zhadan
Written by Serhiy Zhadan
Translated from the Ukrainian by John Hennessy and Ostap Kin
[She’s fifteen, sells flowers at the train station]
She’s fifteen, … read more
14.03.2019Stanislav Aseev: Behind the Wall
A writer, journalist, blogger and member of PEN Ukraine illegally imprisoned by a pro-Russian militia group “DNR” in May of 2017.
“I won’t even say my name. … read more
Tbilisi Shelter City offers a refuge for human rights workers from Russia, Tajikistan and beyond.
Leonid Agafonov spent four and a half years in a Siberian prison camp, … read more
10.03.2019New persecution in occupied Crimea inevitable after Russia allows imprisonment for “disrespect for the authorities”
Russia has taken another dangerous step towards stifling criticism of those in power and inconvenient information. This will have serious consequences for Crimea where freedom of speech has been under mounted attack since Russia’s invasion and annexation. … read more
27.02.2019What is PEN Ukraine? 10 FAQ
1. What does “PEN” mean?
“PEN” is an abbreviation from “poets”, “playwrights”, “essayists” and “novelists”.
2. What is the primary goal of PEN?
International PEN Club was founded in 1921 in London at the initiative of writers John Galsworthy and Catherine Amy Dawson Scott. … read more
There have been no acts of anti-Semitic violence in Ukraine over the last two years and relatively little anti-Semitic vandalism. This lack of news would not be worth reporting if it wasn’t for the constant claims that the opposite is true, … read more
22.02.2019“Two Ukraines” reconsidered
On February 11, 2019, Dr. Mykola Riabchuk, Honorary President of the Ukrainian PEN Center, delivered a public lecture on “Two Ukraines” Reconsidered: What the Euromaidan and Russo-Ukrainian War Have Wrought and What They Have Not” at Harvard University. … read more
Lviv, Ukraine, Dec 20, 2018 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News). – “I can honestly say that the labor camp was the best place to understand what ‘love your enemy’ really means,” said Myroslav Marynovych, … read more